Final Inspection in Apparel Industry
Noor Ahmed Raaz
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (CU)
Specialized in Apparel Manufacturing
Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering
Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology
Final inspection is the last steps of garment inspection system. In this stage complete garments are inspected by buyer. Different parts of garments are inspected in this stage such as garments main fabric, accessories, trims, label, fabric faults etc. There are various systems for final inspection in the garment industry. Final inspection is very important for an export order shipment. Today I would like to discuss about the final inspection in the garment industry.
Final Inspection of Garments Quality:
The supplier must perform an internal quality inspection before offering the lot to the manufacturer QA Auditor. To confirm the product quality, use the AQL sampling plan table and follow these steps-
1. Establish the number of units in the consignment.
2. Use the AQL table to determine the number of units to be inspected.
3. Randomly select the sample quantity from across the sizes and color.
4. Check the sample lot quantity for all quality performance standards (i.e. Packing Standards/ Function and Testing Standards/Visual Standards).
Once the 100% inspection has been completed, another internal inspection takes place. If the consignment passes this second inspection, the goods can be offered for final inspection by the manufacturer.
Final Inspection Check List:
When goods are received at manufacturer warehouse/RDC, they are assessed using the checklist below. The inspection will be based on ISO 2859, BS 6001, ANSI /ASQC 1.4:1993 and JIS Z 9015-1. Garments manufacturer always recommends that inspection before presenting the goods for final inspection. This is particularly important for Export orders where the goods by-pass warehouse/DC processing.
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